Owner, stylist, and 22-year industry veteran Ray Caballero helms Casa R. Caballero Salon, Spa & Boutique with an eye for style and a preference for experienced team members. Ray's styling chairs are flanked by numerous beauty and wellness experts, including stylist 25-year veteran stylist Yolie Kelly, 15-year veteran massage therapist and master aesthetician Stacy Glass and 10-year veteran nail tech Mickie Trieu. Leveraging products from Lanza Healing Haircare, Pravana, Redken OPI, and Essie, team members assist clients in achieving their aesthetic aspirations with salon and spa services ranging from waxing to feather extensions to facials. They also keep the door open until as late as 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday to accommodate those who work, sleep, or sleepwork during the day.
The cuisine forgers at Black Rock proffer a menu of imaginative gourmet pizza, delectable sandwiches, and pasta. Enliven weary taste buds with an appetizer, such as the rattlesteaks—a mélange of buttermilk-marinated sirloin steak, chipotle sauce, and ranch dressing ($5.99). Entree options include 30 signature pizza varieties that range from the cowboy poetry, a fusion of smoked tri-tip, crumbled bacon, and mushrooms under an asiago cheese roof ($18.49 for a large), to the brush fire pizza, a hand-tossed wonder engineered with house-made turkey sausage, peppers, smoked onions, and habanero cheese ($18.49). Leaving no stomach unfilled, Black Rock also offers kid-friendly fare including personal pizzas ($4.49 each) and orders of crispy chicken nuggets ($4.49).
Holiday Inn's newly renovated hotel regales guests with myriad amenities and its central location gives out-of-towners a chance to explore the nearby Reno-Sparks downtown areas. After a free shuttle ride from the airport to the hotel, unwind in a leisure lounge built for two with a work desk and king-size bed or loaf in a spacious alcove equipped with two queen beds for sharing with platonic friends or noble highway robbers. All rooms entertain eyes with cable-equipped, 32-inch flat-screen HDTVs and complimentary WiFi and bodies can amuse themselves within Holiday Inn's seasonal outdoor pool and 24-hour fitness center. With today's Groupon customers can also nosh discounted American fare in the casual McCarren House Bar & Grill.
Pump It Up of Reno/Sparks is a private, indoor recreation facility that houses all things bounceable and specializes in both private parties and public open-play sessions. Parents can promote social development and physical fitness as wee ones jump around like pint-sized pinballs in any of the many bounce houses, obstacle courses, and inflatable slides.
Licensed massage therapist Rachel Bradfield, who graduated from the Milan Institute of Sparks, customizes her kneads to address individual pain and ailments, and focuses on staying abreast advances in medical science. Rachel's expertise lies in Swedish, Thai, deep-tissue, sports, and shiatsu massage, affording such benefits as stress and tension relief as serene music soothe ears in a private setting. Armed with the client's detailed health history at the beginning of each appointment, Rachel choreographs each massage into a custom tap dance atop patrons' spines, with add-ons such as hot stones and aromatherapy. The office's flexible schedule allows guests to relieve bodies after a long day spent perfecting the worm for an upcoming family reunion.